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    »How to Choose Bathroom Accessories and Mirror Defoggers«

  • TorontoSEO 9:29 AM on December 18, 2012 Permalink |
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    How to Choose Bathroom Accessories and Mirror Defoggers

    Technology has advanced, creating amazing items. The latest bathroom accessories, includes the electronic bath mirror defoggers. The defoggers are nice, since now you can step out of the shower or bath and feel relaxed knowing that you do not have to wait until the mirror is free of fog.

    How it works:
    The electronic defoggers give you the advantage of freeing up time, since you do not have to blow dry, wait, or wipe your mirror after bathing. Now, you can close the door while taking a bath. Now you can bath with your spouse while he or she showers at the same time, since when you step out the mirror will be free of fog.

    The latest invention takes one beyond expediency. Now, you can put on your face after showing, shave, insert contact lenses, style your hair, etc, without waiting until the mirror is free of fog.

    The latest inventions save you time. How the defogger works is simple. Once you install the unit, you merely flick a switch and the defogger will do the rest. The device connects to the light switch, which when you turn on the bathroom light the defogger will instantly activate.

    Technology has designed a timesaving, cost-effective solution. The defoggers will match your budget, since you can activate the defoggers without worrying about your electric bill increasing. The device uses less electricity than any other device, such as light bulbs, or fixtures installed in your bathroom.

    Defoggers offer you flexibility. Technology has designed the devices to fit behind your bathroom mirror, yet the device will cover the surrounding areas, thus defogging your mirrors.

    How to install:
    Defoggers are easy to install. The defogger has an attached heater, which is installed in an electronic box. The unit is then hard-wired to the bath defogger. Next, you mount the defogger on the wall, by sticking the unit and replace your mirror.

    How much wattage does the defogger use.
    As I said, the defoggers are cost-effective. Defoggers run from 110-watt. You have the option of choosing the 120-watt units also, as well as the 240-voltage.

    How do I choose tools for installation?
    You will have instructions available when you purchase your unit. The instruction manual will inform you what tools you need to install. In some instances, you may need to drill holes in your wall to affix your mirror. You may need a drill, drill bits, etc. It depends if you need to accommodate your fixtures and/or wall outlets. You want to avoid cutting or drilling holes in to the mirror itself.

    How do I take care of my defogger?
    Defoggers today are free of maintenance. Defoggers are designed to last up to 10 years or longer.

    How are the defoggers tested?
    Leading, international labs, such as CE and ETL, test defoggers. The units are certified by CSA.

    How much do the defoggers cost?
    It depends where you purchase the bath defoggers. Online you can find bath defoggers, which you can purchase at $89, or $179. It depends on what you want. We recommend you contrast and compare pricing to find the bargains. Keep in mind however; quality is important. If you find generics, you may find better deals, yet how long will the unit last? If you have to purchase a new unit every month, couple of years, etc, thus you are not receiving quality.

    How do I consider shipping?
    You have the choice of choosing express airmail, expedited, or standard mail. From my experience standard is affordable and arrives sooner than airmail or express.

    Now that you’ve considered bath defoggers, you may want to consider the latest décor wall mirrors.

     

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  • »Tips on How to Save Money on Transportation«

  • TorontoSEO 1:29 AM on December 4, 2012 Permalink |
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    Tips on How to Save Money on Transportation

    Prices go higher every year, especially the cost of gas. Transportation is one big factor that makes the household budget difficult to cover all your expenses. Here are some guidelines to help you save money from transportation:

    1. To save money, you must always check on your vehicle regularly. A well-maintained vehicle can get you out of trouble on repair expenses. You can actually spend only $50 on maintaining your vehicle and save up to $800 on repair costs in a year. You can even save more if you do the maintenance yourself and not bring your car into an auto shop.

    2. If you want to save more money, it is recommended not to buy a new car. The value of a car depreciates automatically when you drive it out off the showroom of the car dealer shop. You may buy a car that is used at least one year. It will save you thousands of dollars to the actual worth of the car when it was new. The owner will then pay all the depreciated value of the car.

    3. Save money on buying used cars by comparing the prices of the car dealer and the actual price on the list of the used car dealer ads. To ensure the car that you buy is well conditioned, you may ask for the help of a mechanic to check if the car is good enough for its price. It is better to buy a used car from a person you know and trust. This will help you make sure that you have a good deal in acquiring a car.

    4. Try to compare gasoline rates. You may refuel your car with the gasoline station that offers the lowest price on gasoline. You can even save more by pumping gas yourself and use the lowest octane in your car’s manual. It is also recommended that you pay cash than credit cards that charge extra rates. Do not forget to check the gas cap if it is tightened to ensure no gas is spilled out.

    5. Always keep your engine tuned-up and have your tires inflated to their desired pressure to save you more money. A well-maintained engine consumes less gas. Keep your car’s trunk clean to save more fuel. Heavy loads in your vehicle can consume more fuel because of the excess weight it carries.

    6. Try to limit the use of your car on your daily route. You may take the bus or the subway to save gasoline. You can also save time by ignoring the traffic that you encounter everyday on the streets.

     

  • »Ways to Make Cents at Home«

  • TorontoSEO 12:00 AM on December 4, 2012 Permalink |
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    Ways to Make Cents at Home

    In the midst of all these skyrocketing prices, come the how’s, ways and means to save money and earn extra.

    There are creative but practical ways you can engage in to help the family save and at the same time earn extra. The things that have been sitting in your attic for sometime and those that become all too familiar and useless might mean extra bucks. This way, it saves you space, cleaning materials and containers. This reduces maintenance expenses.

    Garage sale at home is a save-and-earn endeavor for starters. Look at the success of flea markets where people can buy almost anything at a lower price but large amount of income for vendors.

    How to maximize the potential of flea markets and bargain sales to help you save? Primarily, a flea market is a place where almost all who have something to sell can sell for tremendously lower costs but good quality items. If you have the right tools and enough preparation for a day’s trip to a flea market, then you are ready to go with some handy tips:

    1. Ready your tools, maps, measurements and cash:
    • easy-to-carry tool kit with screwdrivers, pliers, tape measure, pencil, ropes, set of swatches, paper and plastic bags and boxes;
    • floorplan measurements;
    • maps, directions and phone numbers;
    • bring enough cash and checks for high-priced items;
    • dress yourself appropriately for bargain hunting.
    2. Early birds usually get the best selections.
    3. Keep a critical eye during shopping.
    • Be ready to negotiate and haggle on the prices of items.
    • Items sold here have greater possibilities, either you can redecorate or repaint them to make it look unique and attractive.

    How to make this activity an earning endeavor? After your hands-on training in an established flea market, hope you took note of your observations and ideas; it is time to try out on your own.

    Bear in mind five things crucial to garage sale success: location, date and time, variety of goods, organization/presentation, advertisements and prices.

    • Spot a strategic location where people can access and drop by easily. Your house is the perfect venue for this. Weekends are the best to schedule your sale.
    • During your cleaning session, take note of candidate items for the sale, label them (keep, for repair, must go) and give them a brand new look.
    • Organize them well according to prices, use arrangement styles, decide on the tables, baskets and boxes for the items and decorate your venue with fabrics and other helpful materials.
    • Lower your prices. The idea here is to dispose of the things but earn from them reasonably.

     

  • »Self Control and Saving Money«

  • TorontoSEO 5:49 AM on January 29, 2011 Permalink |
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    Self Control and Saving Money

    Self-control is one of the many virtues that is something that can be learned by each and every person. And learning it will prove to be very significant in the way people handle their finances. Possessing a sense of self-control somehow helps people to put aside money instead of spending it. It helps people to resist the terrible “itch” they get to spend money the moment they get hold of it.

    This is a common pitfall for most people. Often, when people come into a certain amount of money, they have this tendency to rush out and instantly satisfy the irresistible urge to splurge on anything they lay their eyes on. This is a very dangerous mistake. Sometimes people fail to recognize the idea that the future has to be considered, too, whenever spending and savings enter the picture.

    The cliché “nothing is constant” still rings true until today. The stuff people see now as shiny and new will fade and rust away later. And patience and self-control makes people realize and think about the many other more important things that requires more of people’s concern, specifically money-wise.

    A person’s financial success starts with a conscious effort to control one’s expenditures and save up for the future.

    Realizing the high correlation of self-control and saving money, the next question is, how do we start learning and acquire this virtue of self-control, which seems so elusive? Well, there are many ways which people often take for granted. Here are some of the less complicated ones that are easier to follow. Learn them, and hope they grow on you. Try to apply these easy steps in your daily living and surely they will bear you wonderful fruits on your way to financial stability and security.

    1. Do not purchase items on impulse. Consider thinking if you really need the item, or maybe you can still put it off for later when you really have the need for it.

    2. Identify the your needs from wants. You wouldn’t want to spend so much on something that you may regret doing so in the future.

    3. Look for a person who can serve as a role model for you and adapt a financial life similar to what he does. In this way, self-control will seem very easy when you see that others are actually doing it.

     

  • »Secrets of keeping to the family budget«

  • TorontoSEO 1:49 AM on January 28, 2011 Permalink |
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    Secrets of keeping to the family budget

    The high cost of living in today’s society, wherever you may be, has made budgeting a priority among families. In today’s inflationary world, nothing is more important than knowing how to wisely spend the meager income that you get.

    Financial problems usually arise due to lack of proper budgeting skills, or failure to keep to the proposed budget. No matter how much income you may have, it is still important to keep track of your assets and liabilities, your earnings and expenses.

    It is ironic but a person who earns thousands will have the same problems with the person who earns by the hundreds. Most often, different kinds of people, with diverse income levels, have budgeting problems. Others who may have been successful in making a budget, usually fail to keep within such a budget.

    A budget refers to a financial plan, taking the incoming and outgoing monetary resources into consideration. A good budget should not only mean a balance or equity between income and expenditures. It also means lesser expenses, and making an allowance for savings.

    If you earn a thousand dollars per month, you should map out all the necessary expenses you will have to incur during the month such as payment for your house, food and transportation. Of course, this is presuming that your tax liabilities have already been settled. What remains after you deduct your total expenses from your income is your savings.

    What you do with your savings will make a difference later on, when the need arises. You can choose to keep your savings in a piggy bank or place it in a bank where there is minimum interest rate but at least your money is safe from you and from intruders. With a bigger savings, you can get the services of a financial adviser who can give you higher-yielding investment options

    Here are tips to make sure that you keep within the family budget:

    1. Maintain a logbook where you can list your income and expense account on a weekly or monthly schedule.

    2. Buy your groceries at one time. To do this, make a list of all the things that you would need for your target period and purchase them at one time. Sometimes, there are discounts if you buy by the dozen so take advantage of this.

    3. Avoid going to the supermarket and shops if you do not need to buy necessary items. This will keep you from making unnecessary purchases and keep you from straying away from your budget.

    4. Think twice before you buy something. By doing this, you will realize that it is not really a necessity but a whim.

     

  • »How to Save Money for Tuition Fees«

  • TorontoSEO 1:48 AM on January 27, 2011 Permalink |
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    How to Save Money for Tuition Fees

    As soon as their child is born, parents can start saving up for their children’s college education.

    With tuition fees climbing up yearly, it is better to have a sound financial plan so that it would not be difficult for you to send your kids off to college when they grow up.

    Aside from the cash that you have saved yourself, here are the top 3 sources that can help you get your kids through college:

    1. Scholarship grants
    2. Part-time jobs
    3. Financial aids

    These are good alternative sources for your children to start off on their college education.

    But as a parent, you would not want to fall in those long lines for financial aid or let your child work himself to death just to have money for tuition and other expenses.

    Here are some ways on how you can have a jump start at shaving off those hard-earned bucks for your child’s college education:

    1. The earlier, the better.

    Start investing your money as soon as your child is born.

    First, put the savings or investments under your name.

    Later on, decide whether you want to transfer the account to your child’s name by the time he or she turns 15. This way, you will have minimal taxes, if at all.

    However, you need to be careful when transferring account names.

    Some states require a total turnover of funds once your child turns 18 or 21. This is also ineffective if, in the future, you apply for financial aid.

    Also remember that tuition fees 10 or 15 years from now may double or even triple the current rates.

    2. Establish a trust fund for your child.

    This is a very wise plan for a child’s parents or relatives to invest in.

    A trust fund is similar to a time-deposit where the money will be given to your child after a certain number of years.

    After the designated time, the fund may be received in one lump sum or through an installment basis.

    When building up a trust fund, check out details like the interest rates, taxes and withdrawal restrictions.

    All in all, you need to approximate the costs of tuition fees, dorm room, meals, books, and other expenses that may come up.

    Make sure that you invest money wisely as your child grows.

    By the time that there are only two or three years to go before you send your son or daughter off to college, “lock” an ample amount of the funds by investing them in low-risk bonds to ensure that you will get to have enough for them to start their college education.

     

  • »Tips on how to Save Effectively in Banks«

  • TorontoSEO 1:48 AM on January 26, 2011 Permalink |
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    Tips on how to Save Effectively in Banks

    Many of us think that putting our money in the bank is a secure and wise way of saving. Yes, this is true if we are wise in dealing with banks. Banks are not charitable institutions, these are profit-driven entities which charge different kinds of fees and do all sorts of schemes to take away some of your money. The savings that you can get in being wise in making bank transactions can add up after some time and let you use your money where you want to.

    Here are some tips on how to effectively save money in the bank:

    Mind the Opportunity Cost

    Think about the factors that are affecting your money in the bank. Are there fees that the bank is asking you to pay for keeping and using your own money? How much? Are they requiring a minimum balance for holding an account? You might be interested in other alternatives that are available out there, waiting for your investment. You should always factor in the opportunities that you are deprived of because you are putting your money in the bank. You might also be interested in taking a look into the terms of other banks. Probably the bank that can best suit your needs is out there waiting for you.

    Book Balancing

    Always bear in mind to have your checkbooks balanced at the end of every month. Issuing bounced checks can cost you a lot. The average fee for issuing checks with insufficient funds is $20. If you are not aware of the problem, you can easily issue several bounced checks in a certain period of time and this is very costly indeed.

    Tame the ATM Machines

    The best practice in using ATM machines is to avoid using ATM machines of other banks. This way, you will save on ATM fees. However, it wouldn’t hurt if you also knew the ATM machines of other banks which do not charge fees.

    E-banking

    With the advent of globalization, everything is becoming electronic. This is also true in the banking world and technology is quickly becoming a benchmark of competition. E-banking can save you some money from transportation costs and more importantly, it will save you time. The time you spend waiting at the bank can be used for some other productive activities.

    Truly, putting your money in the bank is a wise way of saving money, but only if you are wise enough to prevent the bank from chipping away your wealth. In saving, it is not only the benefits such as annual returns which you should consider, you should always think about the costs involved in the process.

     

  • »Cutting your Kids Schooling Costs«

  • TorontoSEO 1:48 AM on January 25, 2011 Permalink |
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    Cutting your Kids Schooling Costs

    Whenever the school season is just around the corner, there’s only one thing that parents are thinking about – the impending costs. Education is a primary right and a pertinent need of every child but it can become very costly. Availing of scholarships and education grants for your children is the best way to get them through schooling. But of course, only a small percentage of children can be given these privileges.

    There are simple and effective measures that parents can employ in cutting the costs of their children’s schooling, especially during the back-to-school season. Most often, these measures are often taken for granted, but don’t miss out!

    Organize and Save

    Keep an inventory of your children’s school supplies and keep it organized. If you are not organized, you will be spending more money on replenishing your supplies. Small things like pencils and crayons may not cost too much, but if you replenish your supplies unnecessarily, you are losing valuable money.

    You should also try involving the kids when making the inventory. This will give them a sense of ownership for their things and would know where to take and put their things.

    Tax Holidays

    Tax holidays are often offered by many states during the back-to-school season. Price ceilings will be put on different school gears. You might want to do a little research and ask about the schedule and the details of the tax holidays in your area.

    Bulk Buying

    It’s a basic economic principle – “the more you buy, the more you save”. Well, this is applicable if you are buying a specific item which you will really need in the near future. In buying pencils, for example, you might want to buy a box rather than buying one for each of your kids. Face it, you will be needing to replenish these after some time, so might as well avail of the lower price by buying in bulk.

    Transportation

    You might want to consider buying your child a bicycle for him to bring to school. This, of course, is not always feasible. Finding a cheap and safe way to bring your children to school daily is an important thing. Car pools and school transportation services are options that you can look at.

    Snacks

    Whenever you have the time and energy to prepare food for your children, do so. You will not only be saving on the pocket money that you will give to them but you are also secured that your children are eating healthy and safe meals.

    Getting your children through school is a hard task and a costly one. Saving money through practical and simple means can assist you in this endeavor. The benefits will eventually add up to bring a brighter future to your children.

     

  • »Tips on How to Cut your Medical Expenses«

  • TorontoSEO 1:29 AM on January 24, 2011 Permalink |
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    Tips on How to Cut your Medical Expenses

    There is no such thing as a free lunch. Moreover, there is no such thing as free medication. Some time or another, all of us will need medical treatment. Whether it would be for simple colds or for serious illnesses, these things would hurt us and burn our pockets.

    According to a recent study, Americans spend more money on medical expenses than any other nationality in the world. As prices get higher and life gets harder, saving some money from your medical expenses will definitely benefit you.

    Here are some practical tips on how to cut your medical costs:

    Mind Your Health

    Prevention is always better than cure. Being fit and healthy seems to be a 21st century fad and it wouldn’t hurt us if we join in the bandwagon. An analysis of the 1987 National Medical Expenditures Survey revealed that people who are more active spend less on medical expenses than those who live lethargic lives. The analysis equated the benefit of being physically active to $330 (1987 dollar value) per person.

    For smokers and drinkers, reducing cigarette and alcohol consumption is an option which you may find feasible. You will not only reduce future medical costs but also reduce direct costs from purchasing these products.

    Go Generic

    Taking generic drugs is the way to go. Patents are used by manufacturers to be able to set a price so as to recover their costs in developing their products. But these patents don’t last forever and sooner or later, generic versions of these drugs will be available. Generic drugs are basically the same as the branded ones in terms of ingredients and quality.

    Going generic can save you a lot of money. According to the Association of Chain Drug Stores, the generic drugs are priced at $24 on the average in 2004, while the average price of the branded ones is $96 dollars.

    Deal with your Doctor

    Take time out to discuss things with your doctor, for this can also save you a lot of cash. Don’t be shy to ask him about the possible alternatives that you can take. Ask him if there is a generic drug that you can take if he prescribes you a branded drug. If you are going to have surgery, try to schedule wisely, so as to prevent overstaying in the hospital. And most importantly, do as you are told. If he asks you to quit your vice, quit it. If he tells you to be active, then you’d better be!

    Medical expenses can really dig a hole in your pocket. Try to be wise in your medical transactions and more importantly, take care of your health.

     
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